The incredible shrinking expertise in Brian Greene's books
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Pentcho Valev
2020-02-21 18:16:28 UTC
Lubos Motl: The incredible shrinking expertise in Brian Greene's books https://motls.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-incredible-shrinking-expertise-in.html

This is not just “shrinking expertise”. Nowadays all Einsteinians know that the speed of light is VARIABLE AS PER NEWTON. They silently leave Einstein's sinking ship and promptly become experts in quantum mechanics, AI, philosophy, meaning of life, biology, climate science, anything. Only Kip Thorne is still on the ship - his money is too heavy:

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In the next version of fundamental physics the original malignancy, Einstein's 1905 nonsensical axiom

"The speed of light is constant"

will be replaced with the correct axiom

"For a given emitter, the wavelength of light is constant".

I have developed the idea in a series of tweets here: https://twitter.com/pentcho_valev

Pentcho Valev
Pentcho Valev
2020-02-21 20:54:51 UTC
"Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara, a theoretical physicist at the Perimeter Institute, said, "I have the distressing experience of physicists telling me that time is not real. [...] It confuses me, because time seems to be real. Things happen. When I clap my hands, it happened. [...] I would prefer to say that general relativity is not the final theory than to say that time does not exist." http://www.space.com/29859-the-illusion-of-time.html

Yes, living with Einstein's relative time (spacetime), the idiotic consequence of Einstein's constant-speed-of-light nonsense, is unbearable (only Kip Thorne feels comfortable). Eventually Fotini started a less idiotic life:

"This Physics Pioneer Walked Away from It All. Why Fotini Markopoulou traded quantum gravity for industrial design." http://nautil.us/issue/38/noise/this-physics-pioneer-walked-away-from-it-all

Most Einsteinians share Fotini's sentiments and abandon Einstein's idiocies as soon as they can find another profitable business:

John Baez: "Should I be thinking about quantum gravity? One of the big problems in physics - perhaps the biggest! - is figuring out how our two current best theories fit together. On the one hand we have the Standard Model, which tries to explain all the forces except gravity, and takes quantum mechanics into account. On the other hand we have General Relativity, which tries to explain gravity, and does not take quantum mechanics into account. Both theories seem to be more or less on the right track - but until we somehow fit them together, or completely discard one or both, our picture of the world will be deeply schizophrenic. [...] So, I eventually decided to quit working on quantum gravity." https://www.edge.org/response-detail/11356

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Sabine Hossenfelder: "Horrible person that I am, I don't even work in the foundations of physics any more." http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/10/dear-dr-b-what-do-you-actually-live-from.html

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